SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 14: A truck is left abandonded in the area damaged by tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 14, 2011 ... more 
SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 14: A truck is left abandonded in the area damaged by tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 14, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll as of Monday morning had reached 2,800, with fears that the official death count could well reach up to 10,000 in ''the most tragic event in Japanese history since World War Two''. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images) less 
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